Category Archive: hopes and dreams

Ten Possible Minutes: Sacred Writing

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Every year brings with it new surprises. I was delightfully surprised by just ten minutes this year. Ten minutes made a big difference.

Pursue a Passion Project!

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How might you use writing to tap into your personal passions? Are you writing a piece that makes you “ache with caring”? And in a chock-full, busy-every-minute life, how can educators find time for writing that is deeply meaningful, with the lens of replicating this experience for students?

Writing Mantras for the New School Year

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What can we say to ourselves to affirm the power of writing? What words will help us move forward when the going gets tough? Thinking about class writing mantras…

Creating Classroom Environments: Places for Writers to Grow

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Every summer I dream of my classroom. When considering my third grade writers, what do they need to grow and how can I provide classroom spaces for that?

End of Year Classroom Rituals

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I’ve noticed that a post I wrote last June, about letters I have my students write to me at the end of each school year, has been getting a lot of clicks lately.… Continue reading

The Big Picture Series: Celebratation

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“Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within.” –George Washington Carver Thoughts: I don’t think I was always able… Continue reading

One Little Word

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New Year’s Resolutions!???! FEH! Who needs them!??! I never stick to them anyway (who does?)! Therefore, when I saw the One Little Word “Challenge” on { A } this morning, I thought, “Wow!”… Continue reading

Rolling out my Hopes & Dreams for 2008

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What are your hopes and dreams for this new year? Leave a link (to your blog post) with your 2008 H&D’s by posting a comment.

Last Post of the Year

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This is going to be my last post for 2007. Tomorrow starts a new year, brimming with possibilities and promise. 2007 has been an amazing year for me professionally and personally. Though it… Continue reading

WNW: Join Us!

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“What are you going to do today, this week, this month, this year, to take yourself seriously? For the sake of your dream?” —HipWriterMama Use Mr. Linky to share your writing on this… Continue reading

Jump into the new year… seriously

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HipWriterMama wrote a very inspiring post last year, which she reposted yesterday. Click here to read it. The line that resonated with me the most was: Take yourself seriously. Treat your dream seriously.… Continue reading